The 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head. Investigators say the boy was found lying on his living room floor. The bullet came from outside through the living room window, striking the victim.
The boy was taken to a nearby hospital and airlifted to another hospital in Illinois. Police do not have any suspects in custody, but anyone with information should call Merrillville police, who say they are talking to neighbors and witnesses who heard gunshots.
Detective Ray Smith said Merrillville police received calls that gunshots were heard in the 7500 block of Marshall Street about 8:30 p.m. Thursday
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.